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what does red blood in your stool mean

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Need to see a doctor: Blood in the stools is often caused by a serious medical condition like cancer. So you need to consult a doctor who can check you and find out the cau ... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
45 years experience Pediatrics
1 + Positive: 1 + (plus) denotes a smaller degree of red blood cells in your stools, where blood may not be visible. Such a classification is somewhat arbitrary, wi ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
+ test: But mildly positive. Screens usually check 3 specimens. If you are anemic, may have blood loss into GI tract. ASA use can do this. May be indication f ... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Melissa Gowans
21 years experience Pediatrics
Normal: Yes, your symptoms of small amounts of blood and mild cramping 2 days after a colonscope and biopsies is very normal.
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Dr. Philip Miller
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YES: You may see a scant amount of blood after colon biopsy: anything more requires further GI evaluation.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
24 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Bleeding: Not much else besides bleeding. If bright red blood, you need to see your doctor. Most likely cause is hemorrhoids. Hope this helps.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Please see your: Doc right away. He/she will diagnose the type of bleeding and help you. Peace and good health.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valery Uhl
36 years experience Radiation Oncology
Not normal-see MD: Please see your physician within 1-2 weeks if you have blood in stool. You need further evaluation.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
30 years experience Hematology and Oncology
See a doctor: This needs to be evaluated by a physician to determine the cause of the blood loss.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
24 years experience Hospital-based practice
Need GI Follow Up: Darker the stool higher up the GI tract. Now you mention red brown than more red. Sounds like you could have hemorrhoids but the black tar could be an ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Need a medical check: Blood on stools is not to be ignored and requires a medical examination. So you should see your doctor for having an examination of your rectal area. ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Needs eval.: The person should be worked up for bleeding. Possible causes can be infection, inflammation, hemorrhoids, fistula, fissure or even cancer.

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